I stammered something about his story, how interesting it was. He looked skeptical. “Why don’t you tell me what my story is,” he said. I told him what they had said in Lyon, reciting the words almost like the first line of a fable: “There once was a postman who designed scarves for Hermès.”
Something to read for the weekend: If you love true stories about eccentric people as much as I do, you’re going to really enjoy this story about a postman who lives in Waco, Texas who designs for one of the biggest fashion names in the world. His name is Kermit Oliver.